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Where to watch matches in LYON if you’re not at the stadium?

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Even if you can’t catch every Rugby World Cup match at the stadium, there are plenty of ways to catch the action in Lyon. Here are some of the best options:

Sports Bars

Lyon is home to numerous sports bars where you can enjoy the electrifying atmosphere of the Rugby World Cup. Here are some of the best:

Johnny’s Kitchen: Located in Vieux Lyon, this Irish pub is known for its conviviality and passion for rugby.

The Wallace Bar: This Scottish pub in the heart of Lyon offers a wide selection of beers and a big screen for the matches.

The Smoking Dog: In Lyon’s 1st arrondissement, this traditional English pub offers a friendly atmosphere in which to watch the games.

Public screens

The city of Lyon often sets up giant screens in public places for major sporting events. During the Rugby World Cup, you can expect to find screens in places like Place Bellecour or Place des Terreaux. However, it’s advisable to check local information for precise details.

Television channels

In France, TF1 generally has the rights to broadcast the Rugby World Cup. So you can watch the matches on TV, whether you’re staying at your hotel or in a rented apartment.

Online Streaming

If you prefer to watch the matches on your computer or mobile device, you can use TF1’s streaming service. All you need is a stable Internet connection to follow the matches live.


Wherever you are in Lyon, you won’t miss any of the Rugby World Cup action. Between sports bars, public screens, TV and online streaming, you’ll be spoilt for choice to experience every moment of this exciting tournament.

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